“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” -Richard P. Feynman
For anything you’re thinking about doing, ask yourself “why” over and over and over again. Until you drill down enough and get at the real reason you wanna do the thing. (Five or six times should do the trick. Bonus points if you have a trusted friend ask you.)
It’s easy to fool or lie to ourselves. To just skim the surface. Don’t. Go deeper.
That’s what will enable you to stick with it. To have staying power. And no regrets.
P.S. – Arguably, the greatest breakdown scene ever captured on film.